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Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for services to move towards good environmental status of the European marine waters by implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework contract for services to move towards good environmental status of the European marine waters by implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
The overall objective of this framework contract is to provide services for the Marine Unit in DG Environment in relation with Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17.6.2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) (MSFD) in order to achieve or maintain ‘Good environmental status’ (GES). Furthermore, it will support the coherence of the implementation of the MSFD within and amongst marine regions and ensure consistency with the legal obligation under EU legislation and international agreements. This process should be implemented in an interactive way, through technical meetings and workshops, consultation with the Member States, the regional sea conventions and the involvement of stakeholders and of the scientific community.
Framework contract. The aggregated maximum biannual amount for which specific contracts can be awarded will not exceed 10 000 000 EUR (i.e. 5 000 000 EUR per year and 20 000 000 EUR for the total maximum duration of the framework contract). The indicative price of the specific contracts is envisaged to range between 50 000 EUR and 250 000 EUR, however, it is not excluded that specific contracts may be issued outside of this range and the typical duration of the average project may vary between 10 and 18 months.
The deliverables will be different in nature from request to request. As examples, the deliverables could be guidance documents, technical reports on issues related to the implementation of the MSFD and other specific areas, or support for the organisation of a conference.
The framework contract will run for a period of 24 months and shall be renewed automatically once (maximum total 48 months) on identical terms provided that the contractor's work is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to tender documents. (See points 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications.)
Section IV: Procedure
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A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid). For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1(e) and (f) of the rules of application to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Please note that the 2 framework contracts in PIN 2016/S 043-070158 of 2.3.2016 entitled ‘Framework contract for services related to coordination between the different marine regions in implementing the ecosystem approach’ for 8 000 000 EUR and ‘Framework contract for services supporting the attainment of good environmental status of marine waters under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive’ for 12 000 000 EUR have been combined.
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1.
If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.
Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.